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Thread: Webmin, Filesystem Backup and tar files

  1. #1
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    Oct 2011

    Webmin, Filesystem Backup and tar files

    I have posted on the webmin forums but never got a reply
    I am running webmin 1.580 on FreeBSD 9. I have the Filesystem Backup module configured to backup to a Ubuntu 11.10 box on my network over ssh, I Created a tar file on the Ubuntu box using tar -CF archive.tar and setup Filesystem Backup to backup to it, and the below error occurs. I am able to ssh into the linux box without issue, how should the Tar file be setup or am I missing something simple like using another tar program? Any ideas?

    Performing backup of / to tim@ ..

    Usage: List: tar -tf <archive-filename>
    Extract: tar -xf <archive-filename>
    Create: tar -cf <archive-filename> [filenames...] Help: tar --help ..

    .. backup failed!
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Pelican Bay Correctional

    Re: Webmin, Filesystem Backup and tar files


    Try it as user root (in Webmin interface),

    Please let us know...
    If you want things you've never had, you have to do things you've never done.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2011

    Re: Webmin, Filesystem Backup and tar files


    Thanks for the reply. I have configured webmin to allow Unix root login and enabled all Module's for root, and the same error occurred. After a little more testing I discovered that this may not be a Ubuntu issue. If I shutdown the Ubuntu box and run the backup the same exact error occurs. This tells me that the issue resides on the Freebsd box and not the linux.


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